CANAZEI , ITALY
Ski Holidays in Canazei
Canazei forms one of the resorts of Val Di Fassa, along with Alba and Campitello and is part of the Dolomites Superski area, the largest ski area in the world with over 1200km of slopes. It’s a picturesque and authentic village with a friendly atmosphere and links directly with the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit which makes it a very popular resort.
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Skiing in Canazei
Canazei’s main slopes are regarded as ‘the bowl’, forming the gateway between the resort and the Sella Ronda circuit and the wider Dolomites ski area.
Beginners will find some gentle greens and blues in the Canazei bowl.
Intermediates will have the whole area at their feet as 60% of the pistes in the Dolomites are reds! There is plenty of opportunity to cruise and enjoy the entire Sella Ronda circuit. A recommended route is the orange route going in the direction of Val Gardena which will take up most of the day.
Advanced skiers will also find plenty to challenge them here with numerous blacks and a great variety of scenic off piste. Advanced skiers will enjoy the slopes of Arabba the most where there a number of long and steep runs. Off piste trails are located on the Marmolada mountain glacier at its peak of 3250m and are highly recommended to be skied with a guide. There are also world championship downhill courses in Val Gardena and La Villa to try out.
The resort also has its own snow park which is 250m in length, has its own artificial snow system, and is accessible via the Belvedere chairlift and the Toe gondola.
Snow conditions in Canazei
Canazei is a snow reliable resort, consistently receiving good snowfall to ensure it remains open from the start all the way to the end of the season. It is also close to Marmolada Glacier which offer superb snow sure skiing and it has 200 snow making machines across all of its local slopes.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Canazei
Canazei is one of the livelier resorts in the Sella Ronda, with a selection of vibrant bars and restaurants serving delicious Italian cuisine. For a small and relaxed bar after a day on the slopes, the Esso Bar is a good one with a mix of local and international guests. Other recommendations are Husky Pub and Ski Paradis.
Activities off the slopes include, snowshoeing, ice skating, walking trails and cross country skiing trails.
Canazei has a few wellness centres such as Dolaones which has 6 pools, waterslides, gym and wellness facilities.
Transfer times to Canazei
Bolzano (BZO) - 1 hr 20 mins
Verona (VRN) - 2 hrs 25 mins
Innsbruck (INN) - 2 hrs 30 mins
Venice (VCE) - 2 hrs 40 mins
Ski Hire in Canazei
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Canazei . Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Canazei :
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£87||£36|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£107||£39|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£120|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£136|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Canazei here